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to not donate to the Red Cross cos they called me a granny?

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Hullygully Tue 12-Jul-11 19:36:03

Open the door to a child Red Cross chugger who does the first aid in schools spiel, and then says "Have you got children yourself? Grandchildren?"

And then says "Would you like to donate?"

No, because I'll be needing to save up for botox, thank you so much.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Tue 12-Jul-11 19:38:08

Better get some more of that expensive facecream, Hully... or put your hair up pulled tight for an 'Essex facelift'. grin

Hullygully Tue 12-Jul-11 19:40:11

Yesterday I bought a dress and showed ds and he said, "It's really nice, but it does show you're definitely heading for old age because it's a bit frumpy. Don't shoot the messenger."

There is a theme.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Tue 12-Jul-11 19:43:21

Is it a nice 'tea dress'? If so, your doomed, Hully... you'll have to move to gransnet.... shock

Hullygully Tue 12-Jul-11 19:44:22

No, it's a sort of nothing dress that will be cool and inoffensive in hot climes.

Oh oh oh the cruelty of it all.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 12-Jul-11 19:47:21

Has your cleavage got a bit of a crepe going on ?

That's the most heading towards grannydom thing.

If not, drink more wine and take your contacts out - everything looks better in soft focus.

posterofagirl Tue 12-Jul-11 19:48:24

sad for you and the chugger. He's not likely to get many takers if he's calling women grannies.

BarbaraBar Tue 12-Jul-11 19:48:46

Did you forget to put your teeth in before you answered the door?

JamieAgain Tue 12-Jul-11 19:50:12

Deja vue Hully, deja vue. Was it a blue dress?

Hullygully Tue 12-Jul-11 19:50:14

No, it was a very sweet child girl chugger who I don't imagine will be terribly successful in her job <sniff>

And I did have teeth and my cleavage was hidden by my nice warm zip up Saino's fleece, thank you.

Hullygully Tue 12-Jul-11 19:50:39

It's a bit blue, James. Sort of plainly patterned.

tallwivglasses Tue 12-Jul-11 19:52:10

Maybe you forgot to pick up that tena free sample off your doorstep...

JamieAgain Tue 12-Jul-11 19:52:20

Plainly patterned grin

I wouldn't mind a sweet girl chugger. What I mind are 19 year old male wannabe actors with artistic headgear who pretend to fancy you.

Hullygully Tue 12-Jul-11 19:53:02

Oh I'd be much happier with one of those rather than the brute truth of gel youth.

JamieAgain Tue 12-Jul-11 19:57:19

Yes, but it's the way they bounce in front of you like children's TV presenters when you are just trying to get into M&S and say "Hi Guys".

southofthethames Tue 12-Jul-11 20:00:22

Yes, don't donate. Donate to the Red Cross online or another charity. They have to learn how to be polite. And anyway, why does having any children at all have anything to do with it? When I was a child collecting for charity, I would never ask anyone if they were married or had children at all. Can't get the volunteers these days.

Hullygully Tue 12-Jul-11 20:30:46

She had a script, all scribbled in biro with crossings -out. She'd obviously been told to mention kids as it was about red cross in schools. I feel sorry for her now, even tho I am horribly insulted.

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